Who We Are
Malcolm S. Harris founded the firm in 1981. His practice focuses on real estate, commercial, corporate, and municipal law and related litigation. He also serves as an Exchange Facilitator, conducting Section 1031 exchanges involving real estate. He is also available to serve as a mediator and arbitrator.
Mr. Harris graduated from Yale University in 1965 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and served on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1972. He was an Associate at the law firm of Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis, Holman, and Fletcher from 1972 to 1976 and then began his own private practice.
Mr. Harris is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington and is admitted to all State and Federal Courts in the State of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U. S. Claims Court, and the U. S. Supreme Court. Mr. Harris is rated “AV-Preeminent™”, 5.0 out of 5.0, the highest rating given to lawyers under the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review system.
Since 1989, Mr. Harris has served on the Board of Directors of the Centrum Foundation, which sponsors arts and education programs in Port Townsend, and was President of the organization during 1999 and 2000. In his spare time, Mr. Harris is an avid jazz musician and also restores vintage automobiles.
Gloria Lung Wakayama
Gloria Lung Wakayama specializes in estate and charitable gift planning, taxation, business planning, and probate and trust administration matters. She has over 30 years advising individuals and companies about estate and succession planning, wealth and charitable gift transfers, special needs trusts, and the formation, qualification, and operation of for-profit and nonprofit limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations, and foundations.
Gloria graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) in 1978 and from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1981 where she also served on the Honors Moot Court Board.
She is active in the community and serves on numerous professional and community boards, councils, and committees, including the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience where she serves as a Board member and as past president. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network, the Washington State, King County and Asian Bar Association of Washington, and various professional tax committees. She was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of King County, founding member and chair of the Seattle University Estate Planning Advisory Council, and Trustee of the University of Washington Friends of Educational Opportunity Program. Gloria and her family were also honored as the Outstanding Philanthropic Family of 2009 by the Washington State Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Recognized as a Top Attorney by Seattle Met magazine and a Five Star Professional in Estate Planning by the Seattle Magazine
Gloria is a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated Lawyer of “AV® Preeminent™” 5.0 out of 5.0*